Tecate, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Tecate port of entry Thursday afternoon discovered almost 15 pounds of liquid methamphetamine in three bottles of anti-freeze.

On March 20, at about 2:30 p.m., a 24-year-old male Mexican citizen driving a 1990 GMC minivan entered the Tecate port of entry for inspection.  The CBP officer noticed the driver was nervous and referred him and the vehicle for a more in-depth investigation.

A CBP officer searched the vehicle and found a one-gallon bottle of anti-freeze.  The officer noticed anomalies with the liquid inside the bottle and field-tested it; the liquid field-tested positive for methamphetamine.  The officer continued to search the vehicle and found an additional two plastic containers, with a liquid that also field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

CBP officers extracted almost 15 pounds of liquid methamphetamine valued at approximately $146,000.

The driver was booked into the Metropolitan Correctional Center.

CBP seized the vehicle and narcotics.